Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer in Cambodia

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  • What can I do during my free time?
  • Placements while volunteering in Cambodia are available in Phnom Penh, Pursat and several other provinces. Phnom Penh is a charming, yet rapidly developing city situated where three great rivers come together (the Mekong, Tonle Sap, and Bassac rivers). The town offers many tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, and the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. It is a perfect base for afternoon, day, or weekend trips to the other provinces and the coast.

    Phnom Penh has a wide range of international cuisine restaurants, colorful markets, Internet cafés, and a wealth of other interesting places off the beaten track. In the other provinces, volunteers will usually stay in the provincial capitals, which are mostly quiet, and medium sized cities with basic amenities like traditional Cambodian restaurants, markets, and laundries.

    Pursat, for example is a peaceful provincial capital of Pursat Province, which has at present 270,000 residents living on the banks of the Stung Pursat River that flows through the city. The city is located on the main railway line and the main bus route from Phnom Penh to Battambang. The bus trip to Phnom Penh takes around 4 hours and 3 hours to Battambang. These cities offer worthwhile and easy weekend-trips from you volunteer opportunity in Cambodia project location.

    Over long weekends, when you are part of a volunteer program in Cambodia, you will have the opportunity to explore the country and should take some time to visit the main attractions of Cambodia, particularly the majestic temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap province and the beautiful coconut beaches of Sihanoukville. For this trip, a minimum of 3 or 4 days should be planned and, when possible, take the Friday off from your volunteer work in Cambodia!

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